Some Simple Questions After Obama’s Afghanistan War Speech

David Sirota
Newspaper columnist, radio host (AM760), bestselling author


Just a few quick questions to ponder after President Obama’s speech announcing a massive escalation in Afghanistan:

– What percentage of those kids in the audience will die because of this decision?

– Why do so many pundits and pro-Obama activists continue to focus on how “hard” and “difficult” and “trying” this decision is for President Obama, rather than on how “hard” and “difficult” and “trying” this will be for the soldiers who are killed? Doesn’t Obama get to make this decision, and then go home to the comfortable confines of a butlered White House, while thousands of Americans will be sent 7,000 miles from home to face their potential deaths? Isn’t the latter “harder” than the former?

– Where’s the antiwar movement and the marches and the organizing and the protesting? Where are all those well-funded groups that protested George W. Bush’s war policy? Or was all that really just about hating George Bush and embracing blind Partisan War Syndrome?

Obama Afghanistan Speech TEXT: Read West Point Address

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